I remember being a little kid watching the Nick Cannon show on Nickelodeon and a few years later Wild “N Out, so you could only imagine my excitement at being able to cover the Wild “N Out Live Tour and being able to interview Nick Cannon after the show. The show itself was phenomenal. It took place at the PNC Pavilion here in Charlotte, giving people a safe option to attend the show outside/social distance while still being able to enjoy a live event.
ONE37pm Has A Conversation With Nick Cannon
We caught up with Nick Cannon backstage after the show to talk about the past and present of Wild “N Out, his longevity in the entertainment industry and more.
ONE37pm: Nick, you mentioned during tonight’s show that Covid had previously put the live tour on hold. How does it feel to be back out there?
Cannon: It feels great to be back out there and giving people laughter and happiness. Even now there is so much going on in the world that can make people down, and to be able to provide people with an escape where they can just laugh and enjoy themselves is an amazing feeling.
ONE37pm: If we look at Wild “N Out circa 2004/2005, how would you say the show has evolved since then?
Cannon: Man, it's evolved a lot! This is something that started out as a way for me to be able to give my friends jobs, so for us to still be here all these years later and for it to be what it is now is something that I never imagined.
ONE37pm: You dropped your new mixtape Raw & B, tell us about that?
Cannon: This is the hottest record out there! I might have some competition because my brother Chris Brown is releasing soon, but for a month this is gonna be the hottest record out!
ONE37pm: When are we going to get the performances from this record?
Cannon: Well I’m definitely going to do a tour once we’re done with the Wild “N Out tour in July!
ONE37pm: You also mentioned your movie career during the show, is that something that you are still doing? You’ve had some iconic movies!
Cannon: Yes! You actually just reminded me that I’m shooting a movie sometime this summer. Movies are definitely something that’s always going to be a part of what I do.
ONE37pm: Longevity is rare in the entertainment industry, and yet you’ve been able to be around for more than 20 years in different capacities. What is your advice to others looking to do what you do?
Cannon: Never give up and never allow anybody to tell you what you can’t do. My father is here right now, and the one word that was never allowed in our household was “can’t.” Work hard and believe in yourself and you can accomplish anything you want to.
If you haven’t already, make sure you check out the Wild “N Out tour. It’s a show to remember.